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UGRA Mentor Reference Form

As of Fall 2015, we are no longer requiring full letters of recommendation for UGRA applications.  Instead, please fill out the form below. 

Please note that the student will have the choice to either waive or retain their right to see this recommendation form.  When students fill out their UGRA application forms on our website, it automatically sends their mentors an email in which you can see whether or not the student waived their right to see this form.  If you are concerned about the confidentiality of this recommendation form, you might wait to fill out this form until after your student fills out his/her UGRA application and/or discuss with your student the implications of waiving or retaining their right to see the recommendation (students often do not understand how this might impact the quality of the recommendation).

1. Familiarity with student: How long and in what capacity have you known this student?

2. Student preparation: Briefly describe the skills and dispositions that will be required to successfully complete this project and the degree to which you think the student possesses these.

3. Mentoring plan: Keeping in mind your response to #2, how do you plan to mentor the student during this project?  Where will the student need more support and guidance?  What other resources might benefit the student?

4. Feasibility of project: How confident are you that the student has the skills and motivation to complete this research/creative project during the award period? 

5. (Optional) Information for reviewer: Please provide any background or disciplinary context that  a faculty reviewer from another discipline might need to know about this student project.

6. (Optional) Other comments:

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